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Welcome to The Last Frame, a blog by photojournalist Don Campbell.

BBall Season is here.

December 27, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

After a two week break from sports, the 2015-2016 basketball season is here. It will be interesting to see how our local teams do this year, especially Benton Harbor which made a nice tournament run last year. Don Campbell / HP staff See more photos:heraldpalladium.mycapture.com
Benton Harbor's Na'chell Dudley battles for a rebound against Niles' Jazmin Brann during the first half Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, at Benton Harbor High School.
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Benton Harbor's Kysre Gondrezick drives over Niles' Maya Brookins during the first half Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, at Benton Harbor High School.
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Benton Harbor's Jawana Young battles for a rebound against Niles' Jazmin Brann during the first half Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, at Benton Harbor High School.
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Benton Harbor's Jawana Young drives past Niles' Lajan Mitchell during the first half Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, at Benton Harbor High School.
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Benton Harbor's Kysre Gondrezick drives around Niles' Maya Brookins (11) and Emily Gaines (13) during the first half Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, at Benton Harbor High School.
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Lakeshore's Gibson Archer drives past South Haven's Armani May during the first half Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, at Lakeshore High School.
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Lakeshore's Shane Clapp passes while under pressure from South Haven's James Hedges during the first half Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, at Lakeshore High School.
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Lakeshore's Logan Steffes drives past South Haven's Spencer Adams during the first half Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, at Lakeshore High School.
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Lakeshore's Braden Burke works his way past South Haven's DaShaan Palmer during the first half Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, at Lakeshore High School.
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Lakeshore's Logan Steffes drives between South Haven's Jerome Mahone (10) and DaMari Palmer (33) during the first half Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, at Lakeshore High School.
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Lakeshore's Colin Brushwyler drives past South Haven's Armani May during the first half Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, at Lakeshore High School.
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Lakeshore's Sarah Dubbert passes while under pressure from Paw Paw's Hannah Warner, left, and Brooklyn Walker during the first half Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at Lakeshore High School.
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Paw Paw's Madison Ball fouls Lakeshore's Morgan Shewmaker during the first half Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at Lakeshore High School.
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Lakeshore's Taylor Wagner shoots over St. Joseph's Lyndsay White during the second half Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, at St. Joseph High School.
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St. Joseph's Michael Hunn blocks a shot from Lakeshore's Logan Steffes during the first half Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, at St. Joseph High School.
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Lakeshore's Logan Steffes shoots over St. Joseph's Griffin Beaudette during the first half Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, at St. Joseph High School.
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Lakeshore's Gibson Archer tries to escape pressure from St. Joseph's Samuel Szwabowski during the first half Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, at St. Joseph High School.
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Buchanan's Jayla Bibbs chases down a loose ball against Brandywine's Makenna Hartline (10) and Emily Erwin (24) during the first half Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, at Buchanan High School.
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Brandywine's head coach Josh Hood celebrates the Cats' run during the first quarter against Buchanan Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, at Buchanan High School.
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St. Joseph's Carter Scramlin puts up a shot against Kalamazoo Central's Orlando Little during the second half Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at St. Joseph High School.
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St. Joseph's Izak Ruddell drives through Kalamazoo Central's defense during the second half Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at St. Joseph High School.
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Benton Harbor's Jaton Gunn shoots over Gull Lake's Matt Ruge, left and Ryan McMullen (30) during the first half Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at Benton Harbor High School.
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Benton Harbor's Roy Anderson drives around Gull Lake's Derek Bishop during the first half Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at Benton Harbor High School.
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Benton Harbor's Shawn Hopkins battles for a rebound against Gull Lake's Noah Throop during the first half Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at Benton Harbor High School.
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Lake Michigan Catholic's Emmy Koenig passes while under pressure from River Valley's Kaitlin Goodenough during the first half Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at Lake Michigan Catholic High School.
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Lake Michigan Catholic's Bridget Hoffman drives past River Valley's Katharine Kersey during the first half Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at Lake Michigan Catholic High School.
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River Valley's Breanna Alexander drives past Lake Michigan Catholic's Andrea Ives during the second half Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at Lake Michigan Catholic High School.
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Lake Michigan Catholic's Madison McLoughlin drives around River Valley's Rylee Haughey during the first half Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at Lake Michigan Catholic High School.
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River Valley's Lexie Olson (10) and Erica Zandarski (30) battle for a rebound against Lake Michigan Catholic's Jaclyn Barta during the second half Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at Lake Michigan Catholic High School.
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River Valley's Breanna Alexander shoots over Lake Michigan Catholic's Andrea Ives during the second half Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at Lake Michigan Catholic High School.
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Lake Michigan Catholic's Jackson McLoughlin tries to drive around River Valley's Joe Schmidt during the first half Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at Lake Michigan Catholic High School.
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Lake Michigan Catholic's Matthew Cutter shoots over River Valley's Andrew Bellaire during the first half Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at Lake Michigan Catholic High School.
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River Valley's Breanna Alexander sets up her offense during the second half against Lake Michigan Catholic Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at Lake Michigan Catholic High School.
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Lake Michigan Catholic's Thomas Koenig shoots while defended by River Valley's Greg Palen during the first half Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at Lake Michigan Catholic High School.
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Lake Michigan Catholic's Connor Christensen defends against River Valley's Greg Palen during the first half Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at Lake Michigan Catholic High School.
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Lake Michigan College's Hailey Maas drives through Delta College's defense during the first half Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at Lake Michigan College.
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Lake Michigan College's Haley Madison battles for a rebound against Delta College's Shallon Grawey during the first half Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at Lake Michigan College.
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Lake Michigan College's Shannon Dingman struggles for a rebound against Delta's Tenesha Blair during the second half Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at Lake Michigan College.
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Delta College's Devin Smith fights for a loose ball against Lake Michigan College's Arsenio Arrington during the first half Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at Lake Michigan College.
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Lake Michigan College's Jason Walter shoots over Delta College's Dan Stenback during the first half Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at Lake Michigan College.
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Lake Michigan College's Malik Hall reaches for a rebound against Delta College's Jacob Thomann during the first half Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at Lake Michigan College.
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Lake Michigan College's Terry Davis shoots over Delta College's Andrew Miller during the first half Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at Lake Michigan College.
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Lake Michigan College's Michael Bush passes around Delta College's Dan Stenback during the first half Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at Lake Michigan College.
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Kalamazoo Central's Bass Ollie pressures St. Joseph's Cade Shimulunas during the second half Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at St. Joseph High School.
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St. Joseph's Ryan Haynes tries to shoot while under pressure from Kalamazoo Central's Jeremiah Vincent during the second half Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at St. Joseph High School.
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St. Joseph's Ryan Haynes looks to pass while under pressure from Kalamazoo Central's Bass Ollie during the second half Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at St. Joseph High School.


Weekend Getaways-Autumn at Starved Rock

November 15, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Located 90 minutes southwest of Chicago is one of Illinois’ most popular state parks, Starved Rock. Nestled along the banks of the Illinois River, hundreds of thousands of visitors travel from around the country to explore the canyons, hike 13 miles of marked trails, and in the fall, watch as the colors light up the sandstone canyon walls. With 18 canyons and more than 3,200 acres to explore, it may take more than just one trip to experience everything the park has to offer. A convenient stone lodge, built in the 1930s, offers 72 luxury hotel rooms, 22 cabin rooms as well as a whirlpool and sauna. If the lodge is booked, various hotels are located in nearby Utica, Peru and Oglesby. As a year round park, Starved Rock offers a unique visit during any season. Summer brings warm temperatures and families with children on break filling up the park's campground. Autumn brings its own rewards with trails carpeted in fallen leaves. Spring rains create magnificent waterfalls and in winter those same waterfalls become frozen walls of ice where the experienced can practice their ice climbing skills. So take a free weekend and head a few hours west of St. Joseph, you won't be disappointed. Don Campbell / HP staff
The sun breaks through the trees near Illinois Canyon at Starved Rock State Park during a recent fall afternoon. Sandstone overhangs, formed from rivers and streams undercutting cliffs, make this a popular park trail.
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Hikers explore the St. Peter sandstone formations in Starved Rock State Park's LaSalle Canyon, one of the park's 18 canyons formed by glacial water and erosion over millions of years.
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Fall foliage frames the sandstone rock formations during an autumn weekend at Starved Rock State Park, located south of I-80, southwest of Chicago.
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October is the perfect time to hike any of the numerous trails at Starved Rock as a variety of trees from white oak to black walnut to northern red oak can be found throughout the park.
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Autumn color begins to peak at Starved Rock State Park in Illinois. The popular park attracts thousands of visitors during its Fall Colors Weekend in October.
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A lone hiker walks along a trail as a late afternoon sun illuminates the walls of LaSalle Canyon. The canyon, located two miles from the visitor center is popular with photographers and is one of 18 that can be explored at Starved Rock State Park.
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A setting sun is reflected with a fallen leaf in a small pool at Starved Rock State Park.


Chikaming Township Park and Nature Preserve

October 13, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Hidden along Warren Woods Road near Sawyer is the Chikaming Township Park and Nature Preserve. The 263 acre preserve featuring a 5-acre lake, woodlands, wetlands and prairies is an amazing place to visit especially as color begins to peak in the fall.

The sun sets on prairie grass at the Chikaming Land Preserve Monday, October, 12, 2015. Fall color begins to peak Monday, October 12, 2015. Fall color begins to peak Monday, October 12, 2015, at the Chikaming Land Preserve.


Friday Night Sights

September 27, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

The high school football season is flying by and after last Friday night it's nice to have some clear weather to shoot in as Lakeshore faces Battle Creek Lakeview during a home game. Also nice to get a little love from the Associated Press who selected this image as an APTOPIX. Till next week. MICHIGAN DAILY LIFEMICHIGAN DAILY LIFEThe Lakeshore Lancers take the field during a home high school football game against Battle Creek Lakeview Friday, September 25, 2015, at Lakeshore High School, in Stevensville, Mich.(AP Photo/The Herald-Palladium, Don Campbell)


The Art of Food

September 06, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I think one of the most undervalued sections in many papers today is the Food page. I can't tell you how many times I have subjects compliment me on our weekly section and I usually look forward to shooting it each week. Although I don't fancy myself a "foodie" or anything close to an expert, I do think that shooting hundreds of these pages over the years has given me an appreciation for the creativity and hard work chefs and cooks put in. So take a look at just a few of the food assignments I've shot over the last summer.

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A berry fruit smoothie, containing raspberry, cherry, blueberry and pomemgranate, courtesy of Anne Reitz at Caffe Tosi in downtown St. Joseph photographed Friday, January 9, 2015.
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A green smoothie containing avocado, taro root, spinach, organic baby greens, kale, ground flax seed and garnished with edible flowers, courtesy of Anne Reitz at Caffe Tosi in downtown St. Joseph is photographed Friday, January 9, 2015.
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A green smoothie containing spinach, cucumber, sprouts and wheat grass, courtesy of Anne Reitz at Caffe Tosi in downtown St. Joseph, is photographed Friday, January 9, 2015.
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Beef barley soup containing Lowline Angus beef, made by Janet Schuttler from Middlebrook Farm in Three Oaks, is pictured Wednesday, March 11, 2015
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A lemon meringue tart, by pastry chef Mandy Krause, is a featured dish at Plank's Tavern, located at The Inn at Harbor Shores. Photo taken Friday, April 10, 2015.
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Ilustration of honey using honey from Honey Hound Bee Farm photographed Saturday, June 20, 2015.
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Pork ribs paired with red beans and rice, collard greens and cornbread are a popular choice at Happy Jacks BBQ & Southern Cooking, located at 2112 S. Cleveland Ave. in St. Joseph. Photo taken Thursday, June 4, 2015.
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Spinach hummus from Tootie & Dreamer's, owned by Gretchen Davis, is photographed Saturday, June 27, 2015.
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Mushroom and caramelized onion hummus from Tootie & Dreamer's, owned by Gretchen Davis, is photographed Saturday, June 27, 2015.
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Sun dried tomato hummus with feta cheese, from Tootie & Dreamer's, owned by Gretchen Davis, is photographed Saturday, June 27, 2015.
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Cindy Grewett, owner of Kitty Hill Organics in Dowagiac, adds a sprig of stevia to sweeten her iced tea. Photo taken Friday, July 31, 2015.

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A variety of smoked pork meats courtesy of Michael and Michelle Deschaaf, owners of Meadowbrook Farm in Benton Harbor, are pictured Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Pictured from top left are lonza, coppa, pancetta arrotolata, and speck.